Cover Supervisor

Posted 5 February by REED Education
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This role is for anybody looking for extra work, a full time job or to venture into an outright new career.

Reed Education are currently working exclusively with a number of schools in the Leeds area whom are in need of strong cover supervisors to play the important role of maintaining the curriculum progress in the absence of qualified teachers.

The role of a cover supervisor involves confidently distributing work to students which has been pre-set across a range of subjects, yes thats right, no lesson planning or marking! What is important however in the role of a cover supervisor is that you must also be able to manage behaviour of students in line with the schools policy whilst ensuring that there is safeguarding where appropriate.

Cover Supervisors are not expected to be a specialist in the subject, rather you shall eventually become a specialist in behaviour management, ensuring that there is learning continuity in the teacher’s absence.

Confidence, patience and approachability are essential, while experience is preferred but not a requirement.

Confidence is key as you shall be expected to maintain a strong classroom presence and respect from the pupils. Experience in sports/ performing arts coaching is desirable for this role.

For those looking for extra work -
This work can be ad-hoc, meaning that you can work when suits you! This means that we can fill up your working week if you have a spare couple of days.

Those looking for a full time job - we work with 3 schools and can provide consistent work - flexibility is key and you must be ready to be on call at the beginning - however once you have shown us your quality - you shall be in a long term role.

For those looking for a career - we have a number of individuals begin their career with us as cover supervisors and now have long term/ permanent roles as behavioural support workers/ teachers!
For those aiming to get onto a PGCE - universities require at least 20 days classroom experience, this is a fantastic way to get paid for it.

Here at REED we provide extensive cover supervisor training for cover supervisors, in terms of safeguarding and classroom management - so do not let a lack of experience put you off from applying!

If you would like to be considered for this position, you need to apply for this role today!

Alternatively, for more information, please contact 0113 236 8960 or drop me an email at

All applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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